I usually alternate between this property and the Crowne Plaza when business takes me to Edmonton. Overall I feel this is the better of the 2 if you can live without room service or an in-house restaurant.
The rooms are older but in good repair and larger than average. I usually end up in a suite which offers quite a bit of room and other amenities. The breakfast bar area is one of the best out of the many HI Express locations that I visit. Huge selection and a lot of seating area. Front desk staff are friendly and helpful. It is a short walk to the core of downtown but if it's really cold it does take a bit to get to the ped-way. It is very easy to get to if you rent a car from the airport.
The parking lot can get quite full and people will usually invent their own spaces which can make it difficult to get out even if you have a spot. I find that ambient noise from the hallways and outside can get excessive even if you are on a higher floor. The rooms could use a bit of updating. In particular, it is time to get ride of the picture-tube televisions (unless this has already been done by the time of this review).
Considering the price, location and quality of breakfast this is a great property for business and leisure travel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smoke Free Downtown Edmonton Hotel's Location is IdealThe Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown offers unparalleled service & amenities for your next visit to Edmonton, Alberta. Our hotel's staff will make your stay memorable.Guests of our renovated Edmonton hotel know our location, in the heart of downtown, means they can walk to the Alberta legislature, TELUS Field or the Citadel Theatre. There are so many things to do in Edmonton, from the 30 annual festivals, events at Rexall Place and the wonders of the West Edmonton Mall, that only a downtown Edmonton hotel's location will do.Corporate travelers know that a hotel's location in Edmonton can help them and our downtown location means easy access to the University of Alberta and the Shaw Conference Centre. We know what business travelers want when they travel, so we have free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. There's a 24-hour Business Centre and meeting rooms that can seat up to 200 people and we'll even handle your catering needs.Our guests know that the Holiday Inn Express Edmonton hotel's amenities add value to their stay. There's the free breakfast buffet each morning and easy access to the Free Press Bistro in the hotel. 90% of our rooms feature a balcony as well as a pillowtop mattress. You can relax in the indoor pool, whirlpool or the steam room after a workout in the Fitness Centre. Stay Smart at our Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown Hotel Edmonton
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